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Jewish Ghetto and Trastevere Walk

Jewish Ghetto and Trastevere Walk Private VIP with Historian

Tour pricing starts for 1 to 4 people. A walk through the Roman Ghetto and Trastevere, tracing the history of the Europe's oldest Jewish community through this still-vibrant quarter with its fountains, piazzas and cobblestoned backstreets.  Ancient Rome was once the capital city of a thousand-year empire that ruled over 65 million people from the most diverse parts of Europe, Africa and Asia. Out of the rubble of that empire the popes built a new city to be the capital of the "mother church" for the world's faithful Catholics. But living on the margins of these dominant traditions was Rome's Jewish community, the oldest Jewish community in Europe. This walk will recount their 2,200-year tale of survival through slavery, inquisition, imprisonment and Nazi execution. The walk retraces the area of the gated Jewish ghetto, demolished in the nineteenth century, to build a picture of how its 5,000 inhabitants were packed into a slum-quarter of just seven acres. It continues over the oldest bridge in Rome to the Tiber Island and Trastevere district, which literally means in Italian "across the Tiber." This area was once occupied by foreign communities from the eastern provinces of the Roman empire, including Jerusalem, but today it will be the perfect place to end the evening with a glass of wine in one of its many charming cafes. This 3 hour walking tour is available: Monday to Sunday starting at 8.30 am, 9.30 am, 10.30 am, 12.30 pm and 3.30 pm. Pricing: Up to 4 People 285 Euro Up to 5 People 325 Euro Up to 6 People 365 Euro Up to 7 People 400 Euro Up to 8 People 440 Euro Please inquire for larger groups. Hotel pick up available at an additional cost and alternative preferred start times can be arranged, for further information please email your inquiry.    

Jewish Ghetto and Trastevere Walk with Historian

A walk through the Roman Ghetto and Trastevere, tracing the history of the Europe's oldest Jewish community through this still-vibrant quarter with its fountains, piazzas and cobblestoned backstreets.  Ancient Rome was once the capital city of a thousand-year empire that ruled over 65 million people from the most diverse parts of Europe, Africa and Asia. Out of the rubble of that empire the popes built a new city to be the capital of the "mother church" for the world's faithful Catholics. But living on the margins of these dominant traditions was Rome's Jewish community, the oldest Jewish community in Europe. This walk will recount their 2,200-year tale of survival through slavery, inquisition, imprisonment and Nazi execution. The walk retraces the area of the gated Jewish ghetto, demolished in the nineteenth century, to build a picture of how its 5,000 inhabitants were packed into a slum-quarter of just seven acres. It continues over the oldest bridge in Rome to the Tiber Island and Trastevere district, which literally means in Italian "across the Tiber." This area was once occupied by foreign communities from the eastern provinces of the Roman empire, including Jerusalem, but today it will be the perfect place to end the evening with a glass of wine in one of its many charming cafes. Small Groups 2 - 6 People. This 3 hour walking tour is available: Monday, Wednesday and Sunday starting at 3pm. (Note: November to March this tours starts at 2 pm.) Fridays starting at 9 am. Pricing: Adults 85 Euro Students 18- 26 years 65 Euro Children under 18 years 55 Euro  

Peter and Paul - Patron Saints of Rome

Peter and Paul - Patron Saints of Rome

Discover the lives of apostles Peter and Paul and the true history of early Christianity in Rome. Walk the paths they walked as you pass through the centre of the Eternal City, and come to the place their bones, among other apostles, are resting. Outside of Jerusalem, there is nowhere as central to Christianity as Rome. The Empire of Rome was the motherland for all early Christians, and the city of Rome was where the apostles Peter and Paul lived among one of the first Christian communities only twenty years after the Crucifixion of Jesus. These two central figures were executed in Rome, where their bodies remain, along with the bones of five other apostles and relics of two more. Rome was also the inspiration for many of the writings in the New Testament including Apocalypse of John and many epistles and the gospels of Mark and Luke may have been at least partly written in the city itself.  This walk focuses on the central figures of early Christianity, many of whom knew Christ personally, and went on to leave a permanent mark on western history after their travels to Rome. Learn about the lives of these figures, visit the places where they set foot and where their bones are kept. Our Peter & Paul - Patron Saints of Rome Walk includes: Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls Basilica of St. Clement Scala Sancta St. John in Lateran Santa Croce in Gerusalemme Entry fees to the excavations under St. Clemente are 10 euro per person payable in cash on-site.  Small Groups 8 - 10 People. This 3.5 hour walking tour is available: Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday starting at 9 am and 2.30 pm. Pricing: Adults 80 Euro Students 18- 26 years 60 Euro Children under 18 years 50 Euro  

Peter and Paul - Patron Saints of Rome - Private VIP

Tour pricing starts for 1 to 4 people. Discover the lives of apostles Peter and Paul and the true history of early Christianity in Rome. Walk the paths they walked as you pass through the centre of the Eternal City, and come to the place their bones, among other apostles, are resting. Outside of Jerusalem, there is nowhere as central to Christianity as Rome. The Empire of Rome was the motherland for all early Christians, and the city of Rome was where the apostles Peter and Paul lived among one of the first Christian communities only twenty years after the Crucifixion of Jesus. These two central figures were executed in Rome, where their bodies remain, along with the bones of five other apostles and relics of two more. Rome was also the inspiration for many of the writings in the New Testament including Apocalypse of John and many epistles and the gospels of Mark and Luke may have been at least partly written in the city itself.  This walk focuses on the central figures of early Christianity, many of whom knew Christ personally, and went on to leave a permanent mark on western history after their travels to Rome. Learn about the lives of these figures, visit the places where they set foot and where their bones are kept. Our Peter & Paul - Patron Saints of Rome Walk includes: Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls Basilica of St. Clement Scala Sancta St. John in Lateran Santa Croce in Gerusalemme This 3.5 hour walking tour is available: Monday to Sunday starting at 8.30 am, 9 am, 2.30 pm and 3 pm. Pricing: Up to 4 People 330 Euro Up to 5 People 375 Euro Up to 6 People 420 Euro Up to 7 People 465 Euro Up to 8 People 510 Euro Please inquire for larger groups. Entry fee to excavations under St. Clements 10 euro per person payable on site.   Hotel pick up available at an additional cost and alternative preferred start times can be arranged, for further information please email your inquiry.

For Art's Sake!

For Art's Sake!

This semi-private walk for real art aficionados will get you out of the crowds and into the quiet churches to show you a sculpture by Michelangelo, some of Caravaggio's most stunning canvases, a fresco by Raphael and the only known signature of Donatello, all without entering a single museum. The number of artistic masterpieces in Rome is staggering, but many visitors are so overwhelmed with popular attractions like the Vatican and Colosseum that they can miss out on the city's best kept secrets. This semi-private walk for real art aficionados will get you out of the crowds and into the quiet churches to show you a sculpture by Michelangelo, some of Caravaggio's most stunning canvases, a fresco by Raphael and the only known signature of Donatello, all without entering a single museum. Here art comes to life through your guide's recreation of the exciting atmosphere of Renaissance and Baroque Rome. Our carefully designed itinerary includes the church of St. Augustine ("Madonna di Loreto" by Caravaggio and the "Prophet Isaiah" by Raphael; San Luigi dei Francesi ("Calling of Saint Matthew" and others by Caravaggio); St. Ignatius(cupola and nave by Andrea Pozzo, Baroque master of trompe l'oeil); Santa Maria Sopra Minerva ("Christ the Redeemer" by Michelangelo); Il Gesu (history of the Jesuits and their role in Baroque art) and Santa Maria in Aracoeli(Tombstone of Giovanni Crivelli by Donatello, "San Bernardino of Siena" by Pinturicchio). Small Groups 2 - 4 People This 3 hour walking tour is available: Monday to Sunday starting 9 am and 3 pm. Pricing: Adults 95 euro Students 18- 26 years 70 Euro Children under 18 years 70 Euro    

For Art's Sake! - Private VIP

Tour pricing starts for 1 to 4 people. This semi-private walk for real art aficionados will get you out of the crowds and into the quiet churches to show you a sculpture by Michelangelo, some of Caravaggio's most stunning canvases, a fresco by Raphael and the only known signature of Donatello, all without entering a single museum. The number of artistic masterpieces in Rome is staggering, but many visitors are so overwhelmed with popular attractions like the Vatican and Colosseum that they can miss out on the city's best kept secrets. This semi-private walk for real art aficionados will get you out of the crowds and into the quiet churches to show you a sculpture by Michelangelo, some of Caravaggio's most stunning canvases, a fresco by Raphael and the only known signature of Donatello, all without entering a single museum. Here art comes to life through your guide's recreation of the exciting atmosphere of Renaissance and Baroque Rome. Our carefully designed itinerary includes the church of St. Augustine ("Madonna di Loreto" by Caravaggio and the "Prophet Isaiah" by Raphael; San Luigi dei Francesi ("Calling of Saint Matthew" and others by Caravaggio); St. Ignatius(cupola and nave by Andrea Pozzo, Baroque master of trompe l'oeil); Santa Maria Sopra Minerva ("Christ the Redeemer" by Michelangelo); Il Gesu (history of the Jesuits and their role in Baroque art) and Santa Maria in Aracoeli(Tombstone of Giovanni Crivelli by Donatello, "San Bernardino of Siena" by Pinturicchio). This 3 hour walking tour is available: Monday to Sunday starting at 8.30 am and 2.30 pm. Pricing: Up to 4 People 285 Euro Up to 5 People 325 Euro Up to 6 People 365 Euro Up to 7 People 405 Euro Up to 8 People 445 Euro Please inquire for larger groups. Hotel pick up available at an additional cost and alternative preferred start times can be arranged, for further information please email your inquiry.

Forgotten Places and Spaces

Roman Scandal - Past and Present

Roman Scandal - Past and Present - Private VIP

Tour pricing starts for 1 to 4 people. Our semi-private Scandal Walk delves deep into the ancient, the Renaissance and the modern periods of Roman history. Discover the scandals, the scams and the shocking plots that lie beneath the surface of the world of emperors, artists, aristocracy and the Papacy. Ancient Rome: Why was Nero one of the most scandalous emperors? Why were generations of the Imperial court beset by scandal? Renaissance: How did Roman citizens express public criticism of popes and princes during the without fear of physical reprisal?  Which of the most beautiful Renaissance palaces in Rome was built with the winnings of a single night of gambling? Which piazza was the location of public executions (by burning) under the Inquisition and of book burnings during the Nazi occupation? Which mistress of Pope Alexander VI Borgia gained family titles, lands and papal rank due to their love affair? Twentieth Century: What deception did Mussolini use to convince the Roman people that he laboured for them day and night? How did he and his mistress meet their end? Your guide will answer these questions and more during this walk through the streets of Piazza Venezia, Campo di Fiori and Ponte degli Angeli (Castel Sant'Angelo). This 3 hour walking tour is available: Monday to Sunday starting at 9.30 am, 11.30 am and 3.30 pm. Pricing: Up to 4 People 285 Euro Up to 5 People 325 Euro Up to 6 People 365 Euro Up to 7 People 405 Euro Up to 8 People 445 Euro Please inquire for larger groups. Hotel pick up available at an additional cost and alternative preferred start times can be arranged, for further information please email your inquiry.